Semester-long exchange programmes
For most of our study areas we have developed a semester-long exchange programme in English. You are most welcome to participate in this programme as an Erasmus or exchange student or as free mover student. Some of the links below may direct to information regarding exchange programmes of a previous academic year. Please check back regularly for the most recent updates.
You may contact the international relations adviser of the study area you are interested in if you wish to receive more specific information about our exchange programmes.
Applied Information Technology
- Course catalogue
Please contact greet.raymaekers [at] ucll.be (Mrs. Greet Raymaekers) / ann.creemers [at] ucll.be (Mrs. Ann Creemers)
Electromechanics, Electronics-ICT and Energy Technology
Nutrition and Dietetics
* Required vaccinations for Midwifery/Nursing students:
- Hepatitis B vaccine: at least the first two vaccinations before the start of the traineeship and preferably proof of antibody titre. If insufficient antibody level, traineeship only allowed at low-risk ward.
either proof of BCG vaccination (bacille Calmette-Guerin). In certain countries, this vaccine is still given to children which is accepted,
or a tuberculin test (e.g. Mantoux test) with proof of result. Do not take the tuberculin test after BCG vaccination as it may cause a false positive result,
or lung X-ray with proof of result.
- Tetanus vaccination is no longer required.
Biomedical laboratory technology (Traineeships)*
Midwifery (Traineeships at local hospitals)*
Nursing (Traineeships at local hospitals)*
* Tailor-made programme!
- Future Proof Social Professional (brochure)
- Future Proof HR Professional (brochure)
- Transdisciplinary International Programme + International Activity + Traineeship
- Course catalogue
covid-19 & our international programmes
...even in these strange and taxing times. Follow in the regular updates on our Facebook page and in the links below how we tackle the challenges of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic:
All our international programmes remain available
As active member of Association KU LEUVEN we stay committed to offering you the same quality higher education as before the pandemic:
- Whenever possible and safe, we'll organise your classes on the UCLL campuses.
- But as long as lockdown measures or travel restrictions prevent you to physically attend, we'll provide the highly interactive online course alternatives our Belgian and international students currently participate in.
- We will continue to closely monitor these aspects going forward and adapt our response accordingly to honour our availability and quality commitments to international UCLL students.
- UCLL is on top of the situation and currently reviewing the viability of the autumn mobility programme for international students coming to Belgium. Therefore, we advise students to make no unrecoverable costs like flights or accommodation until further updated around June 15th.
Unchanged level of affordable tuition fees for next academic year
Many aspiring international students face severe budget constraints in the face of soaring prices due to Covid-19's economic impact. Partly helped by the stable government subsidy for higher education in Belgium, UCLL maintains its high value for money offerings. Check for yourself in our tuition fee overview.
Stepping up our tradition of excellent student support
UCLL's consistently well reviewed student counseling, services and support is extended considerably to help international students cope:
- We regularly reach out to our international student community and worldwide partner institutions with pertinent updates of the measures we take in the face of the global pandemic.
- We filter out only the reliable bits relevant to our international students from the deluge of news announcements, summarising them in handy overview leaflets and trustworthy posts.
- To alleviate the added stress of prolonged isolation due to the lockdown measures, we proactively initiate personal contact with our international students through weekly videochats with student psychologists, programme coordinators and UCLL International Office experts, as well as in Facebook Live chats.
- For the numerous non-European study applicants experiencing various administrative delays due to the pandemic, we've postponed the deadline of relevant application steps from May 1 to June 1, 2020.
Outstanding healthcare for international students in Belgium
Both local and international students at UCLL campuses enjoy the benefits of the excellent Belgian healthcare system, consistently in the top of European and worldwide rankings:
- In view of the high number of available hospital beds and intensive care beds per inhabitant both nationally and in UCLL's Leuven-Limburg area , if needed international students are assured of proper care.
- A large majority of healthcare professionals are fluent in English, often their second language in a country famed for its multilingual prowess.
- Thanks in part to the large government financing of the Belgian health system, for the user healthcare services are affordable and accessible without excessive delays.
Here are the top grade data guiding UCLL's pandemic response
We act on the best informed, most recent sources from carefully vetted official and scientific information suppliers and policy makers, openly sharing access to their reliable knowledge bases also with our international students and applicants:
- Federal Public Service Public Health
- World Health Organization (global epidemiological information)
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (epidemiological information for Europe)
- Institute for Tropical Medicine (general information for travellers)
- Ministry for Foreign Affairs (travel advice)
- Travel to Belgium
- Sciensano (guidelines from the Belgian government for handling people suspected of being infected with SARS-CoV-2)
- Website of the Belgian government
- KU Leuven webpagina Coronavirus